“And what do you do?”
“I’m a writer….”
“Have I read anything you’ve written?”
Overheard at every party you will attend now and in the future.
It takes ego to declare yourself a professional writer, regardless of the price per word you earn. Many of us, ok most of us, at one time or another consider that title a fraud when we apply it to ourselves.
To achieve payment for your product, you must expose your efforts to critical, judgmental eyes and await the response. So, along with the eraser, add a transparent shield to protect your tender ego from the inevitable assaults on your work.
And just for fun, print those rejection slips, then wallpaper your bathroom with them.
“Less is More,” Mies Van Der Rohe.